Thunderclap Newman — Something In The Air
Album: Hollywood Dream
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Released: 1970
Length: 3:51
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Call out the instigators
Because there's something in the air
We got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here

And you know it's right
And you know that it's right
We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now

Lock up the streets and houses
Because there's something in the air
We got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here

And you know it's right
And you know that it's right
We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now

Hand out the arms and ammo
We're gonna blast our way through here
We got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here

And you know it's right
And you know that it's right
We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now
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 d48m02h wrote:
 Guitar player:  Jimmy McCulloch, who went on to join Paul McCartney and Wings.  


kcar wrote:

Always thought it was just a guy...but it was one-hit band put together by Pete Townsend for three musicians, including his chauffeur who wrote "Something in the Air" and the Who's "Arminia City in the Sky." Townsend plays bass on this song as "Bijou Drains." The piano player is Andy "Thunderclap" Newman, so I guess that's why I was confused. 

The guitarist on this track was 15. Can you imagine being 15 and playing with a Rock God? 

"Also I am curious to know if there was any BAD music made in in 1970."

 Why wouldn't there be?  

 

 
Thanks for clearing that up. I looked around comments on this one because the bass player was doing really fun high things. Pete Townsend. Makes sense now.
takes me back to high school in California my new home
this is marvelous...
{#Daisy}
{#Bounce}from the sound track magic Christian with peter sellers great tune ! t petty does a great cover / main guy was speedy keen which did some really good solo stuff produced by pete townsend / great listening if u can still find it
John Berzins - this is your song! Happy memories of working on the cameras at Belmont and Ascot Race Courses in the 1980s as you sang this song from the AV Van into everyone's headsets.
One of the few songs I can listen to and never tire of it.
Reminds me of the Beatles and Badfinger
 hempmandan wrote:
Wow forgot how much I love this one. How much my Mom loved it too!
 
 
{#Roflol}  How funny -  my dear old Dad who at 50+ had discovered pop music with the Beatles loved this track too! {#Smile}
I still prefer the "Single" version of this song.
Great memories of the summer of '70.
Come on people: "We have got to get it together"... Peace
 wrangler wrote:
2 days in a row?!  well ok {#Cowboy}

 
I don't mind this 2 days in a row
Proudly produced by Pete Townshend. Who would have guessed?
2 days in a row?!  well ok {#Cowboy}
 BobbyCat wrote:
Still like this song after so many years, can't say why, but it sounds nice :)

And I don't understand what all these photos of Raquel Welsh are doing here ?!

 
This song was featured prominently in the 1969 film "The Magic Christian", in which there was a memorable scene featuring Raquel Welch.  The images are stills from the film.
I bought the original LP at age 15 for Something in The Air...  then spent more time listening to Accidents and Open The Door Homer than anything else.  Unique and brilliant stuff. Very idiosyncratic - it's a shame they didn't seem to have  much after this LP (or anything?)
Always a smile for this one!    {#Smile}
 marklaw wrote:
What a week we've had!  There is something in the air - change, hope, equality.

 
I hate to be cynical — such brilliant tunes as this were crafted to dispel cynicism even as they reminded us of its prevalence — but if the powers that be continue to have their demented ways, the ideals of change, hope and equality will remain in the air. The revolution is here! Where? 
Bernie Sanders better hire some food tasters.
 
9->10
What a week we've had!  There is something in the air - change, hope, equality.